India this Week 24, January 2016


Indian homeless children watch movie in a cell phone on the roadside, in Mumbai, India, 20 January 2016. According to a recent report, the first-ever census of street children conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and the voluntary organization Action Aid India suggest that more than 37,000 children live on the streets of the Indian metropole. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)



An Indian artist performs as she takes part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Indian artists perform as they take part in the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2016. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2016. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Tuesday. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)



A Muslim bride watches during a mass wedding ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Brides and grooms take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Brides and grooms take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Brides and grooms take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A Muslim bride ties a flower on the wrist of another bride during a mass wedding ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. A total of 111 Muslim couples from various parts of Ahmedabad took their wedding vows on Friday during the mass marriage ceremony organised by a Muslim voluntary organisation, organisers said. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Students pour water on each other as they take a holy bath ahead of the Magh Mela festival during a ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



Students hold earthen pitchers filled with water as they take a holy bath ahead of the Magh Mela festival during a ceremony in Ahmedabad, India, January 22, 2016. The ceremony was organised to resemble the annual month-long religious festival held during the Hindu month of Magh, when thousands of Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the waters of the Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in Allahabad. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A worker installs a windmill on a tableau during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



Artists from the western Indian state of Gujarat, perform during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



Female Indian civil defence personnel march during the full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



An Indian policeman adjusts his colleague's headdress during the full-dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Chandigarh, India, January 22, 2016. India celebrates its annual Republic Day on January 26. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)



A man carries a basket filled with earthen pots for delivery to a sweet shop through an alley at a market place in Kolkata, India, January 20, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A fisherman casts his net in the waters of a flood channel on the outskirts of Srinagar January 19, 2016. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)



High-rise residential buildings are seen behind a cluster of hutments at an open laundry in Mumbai, India, January 18, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A man lights fire to heat water for soaking clothes at a laundry in Mumbai, India, January 18, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A tailor makes Indian national flags ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in Agartala, India, January 18, 2016. India celebrates its annual Republic Day on January 26. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)



Local commuters hang out of an overcrowded suburban train as it arrives in Mumbai Central Train Station in Mumbai, India, Friday, January 22, 2016. Over 7.5 million people commute daily in the Mumbai suburban service which runs nearly 3,000 trips a day. (Photo by Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)



Folk artists from the western Indian state of Rajasthan pose for a photograph in front of a tableau depicting Jaipur’s famous Hawa Mahal, during a media preview of tableaus participating in the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi, India, Friday, January 22, 2016. (Photo by Manish Swarup/AP Photo)





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